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The Top 6 Songs that Survived the 80’s

Cyndi Lauper's album cover. Photo Credit: fridirock.blogspot.com

Cyndi Lauper's album cover. Photo Credit: fridirock.blogspot.com

Grace Crowley, Staff Writer

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Here are six songs that survived one of the craziest and most confusing times in American history… the 80s.

Girls Just Want To Have Fun– Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper’s album cover. Photo Credit: fridirock.blogspot.com

This 1983 classic has survived the toll of time by putting the spotlight of the ladies of the 80s. Straight off the She’s So Unusual album, this upbeat song is the ultimate tune to fuel those feminist vibes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take On Me– A Ha

Album cover for A- Ha’s “Take on Me” single. Photo Credit: burningtheground.net

Straight out of 1982 Oslo, this Norwegian boy band’s one hit wonder stole the world’s heart and ears, which is why you can often still hear it playing in shopping malls or your friend’s throwback playlist. In 1985 this catchy tune even beat Madonna to the No.1 spot on Billboard’s Top 100, giving it an unforgettable reputation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every Breath You Take– The Police

Album cover for The Police. Photo Credit: wikipedia.org

This one has even been making its way around playlists recently when it was featured in the iconic Netflix series Stranger Things. Its possibly misunderstood, and arguably haunting, lyrics causes many to rewind and analyze, branding the lyrics into their memory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come on Eileen- Dexys Midnight Runners

Dexy Midnight Runners album cover. Photo Credit: wikipedia.org

 

This song was featured in The Perks of Being a Wallflower movie in 2012. The movie’s dreamy and relatable story of a group of outcast high schoolers connects with the angsty teen in all of us. Hands down, this song has won the best feels.

 

 

 

 

 

Livin’ on a Prayer– Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi’s album cover. Photo Credit: wikipedia.org

Overtime this song has steadily become the anthem for the 80s even for those who weren’t alive in the 80s. 90s and 2000s babies have taken their own spin on the song through a series of internet memes that alter the iconic lyrics. Its ability to adapt to the changing times has kept us replaying it for decades.

 

 

 

 

 

I Ran– Flock of Seagulls

Flock of Seagulls album cover. Photo Credit: wikipedia.org

I Ran is a song that is impossible to not get stuck in your head. With its techno-feel, it really connects with the stereotypes many associate with the 80s. Flock of Seagulls may not be the most recognizable name for millennials; however, this song is the epitome of the 80s

 

 

 

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